Our mission

WeShare aims to promote positive change in our community and our country. We facilitate the transition from consumption to contribution, transaction to trust, from isolation to community.  We work to create positive connections which can make what seemed impossible, possible. We encourage opportunities for deeper, more meaningful connections that are more fulfilling than monetary transactions.

WeShare is a Gift Economy Community, sharing skills, knowledge, practical support, ideas, stuff and time, and all for free. WeShare was founded by volunteers, for volunteers and is run by volunteers. All WeShare activities are conceived, designed, implemented, and administered by people who give their time so that we can all benefit from a more caring society and live a more sustainable life.


N/A – Online exchange


We give, swap, lend, teach and learn from and with each other – for free. Our website provides the platform for sharing for all groups within the WeShare collective. We have regular Meetups and Gift Circles making sharing easy, social and fun! We are a community of people aiming to reduce the environmental impact of consumption by sharing the things we only use occasionally. WeShare inspires, connects, supports and equips members to create local initiatives that strengthen ourselves and community. We link with other groups for a more sustainable and caring world.

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Our funders

EPA National Waste Prevention Programme

CRNI supports its members and works to mainstream reuse thanks to core funding provided by the EPA under the National Waste Prevention Programme.

For more information about the programme see here.

Project Funding

Pilot Northern Ireland Reuse and Repair Network

CRNI received funding from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and rural Affairs in 2020 to carry out a pilot establishing a reuse and repair network in Northern Ireland.

For more information about the project see here.

Qualification and Quantification of Reuse

CRNI is part of a research consortium working on the Q2Reuse project, which aims to develop a methodology for the qualification and quantification of reuse. This project will be concluded in 2021.

For more information about the project see here.